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Support Your Community This Season Through Annual DHS Donation Drive


Drive provides gifts to children, families, teens, and seniors served by Denver Human Services programs


DENVER – Denver Human Services is launching the ninth annual Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. The drive pairs donors in the community with hundreds of families, teens, and seniors receiving services from DHS programs, regardless of their financial or family situation.

“Through this drive we support crucial community connections for those we serve,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “We appreciate the donors who make the season a little brighter for those who need some extra support during the holidays. A small gift can make a big difference.”

The annual holiday gift drive has served more than 7,000 people since its launch in 2011. In 2018, DHS provided holiday gifts to more than 1,200 people.

There are three easy ways to donate:

  1. Adopt a family, teen, or senior: Team up with your network or register as an individual, then head to to “adopt,” or sponsor, a family, teen, or senior. You’ll receive an individualized shopping list to use when shopping especially for them! Registration will remain open until Nov. 29, 2019, or until all donor/recipient matches are made.

  2. Donate holiday gifts: Drop off a gift to any designated site by Dec. 11, 2019 and DHS staff will deliver it to someone not adopted by a donor. For a list of commonly requested gifts, head to Designated sites include all Denver Human Services locations and the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building.

  3. Make a monetary donation: Let us do the shopping for you and make a credit card donation by clicking here or send checks to GIVE Denver, 1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO, 80204 with “Adopt-a-Family” in the memo line. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

To adopt a family, teen or senior, make a donation, or for more information, please call 720-944-GIVE or head to